As was announced last week, Wellington Phoenix is the new football club where I work as a Football Fitness coach in the staff of head coach Darije Kalezic. I've signed a 1-year contract till the end of this season. Since I left Belgium in 2011, I have had a lot of opportunities to work in different countries and clubs. New-Zealand is the sixth country and Oceania is already the third continent that I’m working in. Time flies when you’re having fun and doing what you love!
Wellington Phoenix is a professional football team that competes in the Australian A-league, also known as the Hyundai A-league. It’s the only professional football team in New-Zealand. Our main goal this season is a top-6 place, so that we are qualified for the Finals Series playoff and can compete for the championship. Due to the amount of external factors such as flight hours, time differences, differences in temperature ... , it’s a great challenge and experience for me as a Football Fitness coach to support the process of keeping the players fit, fresh and injury free.
Our first official game of the season 2017-2018 will be played on October 8th 2017 against Adelaide United FC (Westpac Stadium).